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    The GAA & Revolution in Ireland 1913–1923

    Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
    The story of how the GAA was both influenced and was influenced by the upheaval in the decade between the 1913 Lockout and the end of the Civil War in 1923. Leading writers in the field of modern Irish history and the history of sport explore the impact on ‘ordinary’ life of major events.
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    No Ordinary Women

    Sinead McCoole
    Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This extended version of the book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women, and includes a new introduction.
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    The Abbey Rebels of Easter 1916

    Fearghal McGarry
    The Abbey Theatre played a leading role in the politicisation of the revolutionary generation that won Irish freedom, and this is the story of how, in the years following the Easter Rising, the radical ideals that inspired their revolution were gradually supplanted by a conservative vision of the nation Ireland would become.
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    Arthur Griffith

    Owen McGee

    A major new biography of a monumental figure in modern Irish history. Griffith has been typified as ‘the last Young Irelander’ and Owen McGee’s account reflects on this by examining the different conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed before and after the formation of the Irish state.

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    Handbook of the Irish Revival

    Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews (eds)
    Features an array of texts from authors such as James Joyce, James Connolly and W.B. Yeats as well as insightful introductions and commentaries by Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews.
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    The Irish Civil War and Society

    Gavin M. Foster
    Gavin Foster re-conceptualizes class debates around the Irish Civil War (1922-3), exploring the social dimensions of the bitter conflict from fresh angles that highlight the rival social outlooks, interests, and conflicts that ruptured nationalist solidarity at the end of the Irish Revolution.
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    Bitter Freedom

    Maurice Walsh

    A narrative placing the Irish Revolution in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war: one that saw the collapse of empires and the rise of fascist Italy and communist Russia.

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    A City in Civil War Dublin 1921-1924

    Pádraig Yeates
    The concluding volume of Pádraig Yeates’ critically acclaimed ‘Dublin at War’ trilogy, in which the author turns his attention to the Civil War.
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    Waterford: The Irish Revolution, 1912–23

    Patrick McCarthy
    The first comprehensive history of Waterford during the turbulent and extraordinary years of the Irish Revolution; revealing what life was like for the ordinary men, women and  children of Waterford city and county during a period that witnessed world war as well as political and social strife in Ireland.
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    A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of 1916

    Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald
    A collection of poems of revolution and dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland - focusing on before, during and after the 1916 Rising.
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    Inside the GPO 1916

    Joe Good, Maurice Good (Ed), Robert Ballagh (intro)
    A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath from Joe Good, a member of the Irish Volunteers who guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin, based on his journals and edited by his son Maurice.
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    Dying for the Cause

    Tim Horgan
    Tim Horgan tells the story of the lives and deaths of 162 Kerrymen who died while fighting for the cause of an independent Irish republic of 32 counties and provides a social history of the county and a snapshot of life in Ireland.
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    Willie Pearse

    Róisín Ní Ghairbhí
    Biography of Willie Pearse, the younger brother of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the 1916 Rising.
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    Con Colbert

    John O'Callaghan
    Biography of Con Colbert, member of Na Fianna Éireann, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, who faced the firing squad at Kilmainham Gaol on 8 May 1916, aged twenty-seven.
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    A Nation and Not a Rabble

    Diarmaid Ferriter
    Diarmaid Ferriter’s account of the Irish Revolutions and their legacy; drawing on newly released archival material, witness statements and testimony from the people who lived and fought 1913-1923.
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    Freedom and the Fifth Commandment

    Brian Heffernan
    Addressing the close relationship between Irish nationalism and Catholicism when a new republicanism emerged after the 1916 Easter rising, this book examines the War of Independence from the perspective of a powerful social elite: the Catholic clergy.
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    Dublin 1916: The French Connection

    W.J. McCormack

    Bill Mc Cormack demonstrates the profound French influence in Ireland leading up to the Easter Rising. However, it was not the traditions of the Tennis Court Oath or Bastille Day that motivated the Irish rebels, but a new French Catholic nationalism which reached its apogee with the Dreyfus Affair and which pervaded literature as well as politics.

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    Neither Unionist Nor Nationalist

    Stephen Sandford
    The first major history of the relatively overlooked 10th (Irish) Division sheds new light on ethnicity, age, religion, employment and social background and reveals that the 10th was neither as Irish nor as nationalist as previously believed.
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    Easter Widows

    Sinead McCoole
    Tells the story of seven Irish women who became widows after their husbands were executed in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined.
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    Thomas MacDonagh: 16 Lives

    Shane Kenna

    Drawn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood through his strong conscience and sense of social justice, Thomas MacDonagh became a member of the Provisional Government and a signatory of the 1916 Easter Proclamation before his execution in 1916.

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